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BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

Doctor Who (Series 5/Original Soundtrack/Film Score)

CD £9.99

Release Date: 08/11/2010

Discs: 2

Composer Murray Gold, a very busy and prolific musician, came up with another season's worth of background scoring for the 13 episodes of the venerable British science fiction series Doctor Who in 2010, and it is compressed into about 131 minutes on this two-CD set. Matt Smith, the 11th actor to play the title character since the show began in 1963, is given a typically galloping new theme, "Doctor Who XI," to lead things off, and then he is launched into encounters with angels, vampires, and other odd creatures in one show after another. If the music is any indication, the fifth series (in the latter-day manifestation of the program, that is) begins lighter and more action-filled, then turns more thoughtful and complex. At least, the first disc tends to have showier and more adventurous music. Gold devotes over half of the second disc, the last 21 of 34 tracks, to the final two episodes, "The Pandorica Opens" and "The Big Bang," and, as the 24th track put it, "This Is Where It Gets Complicated." The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with some participation by the Crouch End Festival Chorus for wordless vocal expressions, gets put through some challenging paces in music that rewards the orchestral sweep it requires. Gold notes that the two-disc format was used for the previous album, Series 4: The Specials, and since that one made the U.K. Top 50, it may be the standard going forward as Doctor Who approaches the half-century mark. ~ William Ruhlmann

Disc 1
1. Doctor Who XI
2. Down to Earth
3. Little Amy
4. Fish Custard
5. Can I Come With You?
6. Little Amy: The Apple
7. The Sun's Gone Wibbly
8. Zero
9. I Am The Doctor
10. The Mad Man With A box
11. Amy In The TARDIS
12. The Beast Below
13. Amy's Theme
14. A Lonely Decision
15. A Tyrannical Menace
16. Victory Of The Daleks
17. Battle In The Sky
18. River's Path
19. The Time Of Angels
20. I Offer You My Daughter
21. Chicken Casanova
22. Signorra Rosanna Calvierri
23. Cab For Amy Pond
24. The Vampires Of Venice
25. Wedded Bliss
26. This Is The Dream
27. Rio de Cwmtaff
28. The Silurians
Disc 2
1. Paint
2. Vincent
3. Hidden Treasures
4. A Troubled Man
5. With Love, Vincent
6. Adrift in the TARDIS
7. Friends And Neighbors
8. Doctor Gastronomy
9. You Must Like It Here
10. A Useful Striker
11. A Painful Exchange
12. Kiss The Girl
13. Thank You Craig
14. River Runs Through It
15. Away On Horseback
16. Beneath Stonehenge
17. Who Else Is Coming
18. Amy And Rory
19. The Pandorica
20. Words Win Wars
21. The Life And Death Of Amy Pond
22. Amy's Starless Life
23. Into The Museum
24. This Is Where It Gets Complicated
25. Roman Paradox
26. The Patient Centurian
27. The Same Sonic
28. Honey I'm Home
29. The Perfect Prison
30. A River Of Tears
31. The Sad Man With A Box
32. You And Me, Amy
33. The Big Day
34. I Remember You
35. Onwards!